Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Pickled Grilled Red Onions

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"These onions are sweet and tart. They are terrific as a condiment for a piece of grilled chicken or on top of your best burger."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


20 m servings 69
Original recipe yields 4 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  2. Peel onions and trim root ends just slightly. Quarter the onions, keeping the layers intact with the remaining root ends. If necessary, use a toothpick to keep layers together while on the grill.
  3. Grill onions until slightly charred, about 5 minutes. Remove from the grill and place in a nonreactive bowl.
  4. Meanwhile, heat vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small non-reactive saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Pour hot liquid over the grilled onions and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove onions from liquid and refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 69 calories; 0 16 0.4 0 584 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 9
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

Needs some fresh grated black pepper, and we also add a little crushed garlic to the marinade...The onions can be left in the marinade overnight.

These onions pair really well off of a spicy marinated taco meat. I usually like to let the onions sit overnight, but 2-3 hours will do in a pinch.

Excellent on sandwiches as well!

Pickled onions never sounded good to me until I had them on a sandwich at a local restaurant. Now I'm hooked! I have been using these to perk up my veggie sandwiches and they are great. I love t...

This is one of those recipes I would never have thought to try - or even ordered on a sandwich! - but a few weeks back we ordered a sandwich platter from a local deli for a work meeting. I pick...

Delicious and so very easy to make!!!

Easy to make and very tangy. My husband didn't care for the smell of the vinegar mixture while cooking but I enjoyed the flavor.

So easy and yummy!!

I used white vinegar and added a bit of dill and sea salt instead. These smelled wonderful cooking and have a great taste to them. I also canned these using the boiling water method to seal th...